MHA allocation raised to Rs 5,858 cr in Union Budget 2019-20

MHA allocation raised to Rs 5,858 cr in Union Budget 2019-20

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New Delhi, Jul 5 : A sum of Rs 1,19,025 crore has been allocated to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the Union Budget 2019-20 presented by the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Friday.

This allocation represents an increase of Rs 5,858 crore over the financial year 2018-19 amount of Rs1,13,167 crore. To give boost to Police modernisation of the States, the allocation is increased by 270 crore with compared to the last financial year. In last fiscal, the Ministry got Rs 3,192 crore in this head.

Considering border population as first line of defence, the Home Ministry has given impetus to better infrastructure and facilities to the border population and Rs 825 crore has been allocated whereas for Border Infrastructure and Management, Rs 2,129 crore has been given. This is an increase of Rs 128 crore in comparison to the last year.

The allocation for Police Infrastructure and Relief and Rehabilitation for migrants has been reduced by 79 crore and 206 crore respectively in this fiscal. The National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project of the Ministry got highest increase that is from 3 crore to 296 crore. (UNI)